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Jeremy Corbyn on Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Corbyn is a longtime champion of progressive politics, opposing dirty business as usual.

He wants humanity saved from the scourge of endless wars, urges challenging US-dominated NATO, backs nuclear disarmament, advocates social justice, and supports progressive movements in Latin America.

Earlier he called for ending US sanctions on Venezuela, stressing Latin America needs “solidarity…not dependence on the USA,” warning about Washington’s disturbing interference in the affairs of other countries.

“We send our message of solidarity all around the world to those who are going through difficult times,” including throughout Latin America, he said.

“We send them a message of support and solidarity, the march for social justice, the march for equality will continue, and will not be halted by anybody else.”

UK media scoundrels claimed wants Britain Venezuelanized, risking “socialist induced chaos.”

Until this week, he’s been silent on US-created chaos in Venezuela, including months of street violence.

Finally speaking out, he expressed sadness “at the lives that have been lost,” adding:

“The people who have died – either those on the streets or security forces that have been attacked by people on the street – all of those lives are terrible for the loss of them.”

“There has to be a dialogue and a process that respects the independence of the judiciary and respects the human rights of all.”

The neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post blasted him, asking if he has a “Venezuela problem,” ranting:

“A government once hailed by many on the Western left as an exemplar of effective socialist rule – channeling the proceeds of Venezeula’s vast petro-wealth to uplift the masses – has presided over an ever-growing economic catastrophe shaped by graft and crony capitalism.”

“Chaos…is a splash of cold water on the global left that once swooned over Chavez’s socialist experiment.”

“And Corbyn’s hard-left views on foreign policy, which largely buck those of the Western political establishment, leave him especially vulnerable to attack from the right.”

Fact: WaPo ignored US political and economic war on Venezuela, along with made-in-the-USA street violence, turning targeted parts of the country into battlegrounds.

Fact: It said nothing about vital social benefits provided Venezuelans before disrupted by US imperial viciousness, nothing about America’s sordid history, toppling foreign governments, eliminating political leadership it opposes, naked aggression and color revolutions its main strategies.

Fact: The “Western political establishment” serves privileged interests exclusively, at the expense of all others, especially harming societies’ most vulnerable, exploiting, not helping them.

WaPo is a CIA house organ, serving its interests, the agency orchestrating an ongoing coup attempt to replace Bolivarian social democracy with fascist tyranny.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.